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Safe Haven Audiobook

Safe Haven

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When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her... a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards... and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

©2010 Nicolas Sparks (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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    nedra Springfield, IL, United States 09-22-10
    nedra Springfield, IL, United States 09-22-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Miss Mugsy"

    I loved this book! It held my attention all the way to the end. I would highly recommend it...and I'll be listening to it again!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Veenstra Barrie, Ontario 05-09-13
    Laura Veenstra Barrie, Ontario 05-09-13 Member Since 2014

    WW2 and Holocaust junkie - as well as a big fan of the plain old good story. I love discovering new great books.

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    "Not my favourite"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, but only to friends who are die hard Sparks fans. Book is slow, lays out good details and such, but there is only like 2 chapters with any real drama/excitement in them.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The abusive husband was really interesting. How the author described him felt very real and accurate.


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman – was your favorite?

    Katie. She is interesting and though provoking without being annoying


    If you could rename Safe Haven, what would you call it?

    a book with two parts: the loooooooong intro and the excitement


    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad book. I will say I enjoyed it. Fluffy and light. Probably won't end up listening to it a second time though like the others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nadine CAMINO, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-20-13
    nadine CAMINO, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-20-13

    Clever

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    "What a movie!"
    Where does Safe Haven rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Safe Haven?

    When she found out she had a encounter with his dead wife .


    Which character – as performed by Rebecca Lowman – was your favorite?

    The drunken husband . I just hated him and she did a wonderful job narrating him .


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book while I was sewing for 2 days . I was snowed in thank goodness I had this to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-20-11
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 12-20-11 Member Since 2010

    An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.

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    "Sappy and Cliche-ed Romance Novel"

    After listening to this book, I realized that this author wrote "The Notebook" and "Message in a Bottle." If I had remembered that, I wouldn't have bought this book. This story is a romance, and filled with cliches. It didn't hold my interest much at all, although I was interested in how the main character escaped from her husband. So read this book if you like sappy romances with unreal characters. Otherwise, don't.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robert A Ralph Rutherfordton, NC United States 02-05-11
    Robert A Ralph Rutherfordton, NC United States 02-05-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointed"

    Only the middle was somewhat interesting, exploring the psychopathic detective husband. Beginning was pathetic and ending, well insulting. Will not read from this author again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 01-29-11
    Laurie Bellingham, WA, United States 01-29-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Great listen"

    So I usually for a a bit 'heavier' plot but wanted something just for pure entertainment. I admit - I loved this book! I wanted to listen to it all the time - every short car ride, while cleaning house, and it definitely got me out the door for more walks with my iPod. Story hooks you right away and when I thought it was fairly predictable, it had a little twist at the end. Highly recommend if you want some wonderful brain candy.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rita Walden GREENWOOD, SC, US 12-12-10
    Rita Walden GREENWOOD, SC, US 12-12-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Safe Haven"

    This book was fantastic, until the last chapter, the end of the last chapter was not included in this audio book... This is why I only gave it two stars! I was so very disappointed!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Savannah, GA, United States 11-29-10
    Shannon Savannah, GA, United States 11-29-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Another good job Mr. Sparks!"

    I have read several of Nicholas Sparks novels, and loved this one as much as or more than his others. Someone told me they didn't like it because it was so different from his others. Why should an author fit into one cookie cutter style?

    Safe Haven is still a love story, like all his others, but the characters have such depth and the conflict feels so real that you can't put it down until you are sure that all is well. As soon as I was finished I went back to the beginning to skip through to certain parts. That's when I know it's a really good and clever story.

    Also, the narrator is very good and you truly feel the emotion pouring out of her.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shauna Houston, MO, United States 11-27-10
    Shauna Houston, MO, United States 11-27-10 Member Since 2010
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    "GREAT!!!!"

    As always very good! Sparks never disappoints me! I always love his little unexpected twists!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Varela 11-18-10 Listener Since 2008
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    A lil slow in the begining but make no mistake, this book will capture your interest as it progresses, it keeps you in suspense but still has that romance in the read. Good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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